Essay On Django Exploitation

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Exploit. The Webster New World Dictionary defines exploit as, “To make use of; turn to account, utilize productively,” or more fatalistically put, “To make unethical use of for one’s own advantage or profit; specifically, to make profit from the labor of others without giving a just return” (Neufeldt & Guralnik 479). In 2012, the exploitation of a slave movie, which had a pronounced focus on the violence inflected onto black slaves, soared high and became one of the biggest film controversies of the 21st century. Why? Because the brilliant filmmaker, known as Quentin Tarantino, is a white man. Now knowing this, is Django Unchained racist? Django Unchained is a unique movie which could be classified as a western, a “Spaghetti Western,” if you will. It could also be called a “Southern” because it is set in the deep south pre-civil war rather than the wild west. Until about half way through the movie when it becomes a violent, revenge melodrama. The film follows the story of a slave named Django who is freed by Dr. King Shultz; who is a retired German dentist who just so happens to now be a bounty hunter. Dr. Shultz makes Django an offer that he couldn’t refuse. Dr. Shultz and Django travel the South recovering a few bounties and a friendship between the two men blossomed. Their friendship continues to flourish throughout the winter and into the spring when the two men make the journey to rescue Django’s wife from a sadistic plantation owner. Imagine being a black person

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